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Ronald Hugh Defelice Sr.

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Ronald Hugh Defelice Sr. Obituary
Ronald Hugh Defelice Sr., 85, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Meritus Medical Center.??Born Tuesday, May 16, 1933 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Ugo Defelice and the late Ellen Marie (Papa) Defelice.??He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1951. Ronald attended Hagerstown Community College and earned his bachelor's degree from Washington College, Chestertown, MD. Ronald served in the United States Armed Forces. He started his 42 year career as Administrative Contracting Officer for the Frederick Cancer Research Center at Fort Detrick, Frederick. He served as the focal point for coordination of business matters requiring joint negotiations for the National Cancer Institute, Department of the Army and Litton Bionetics Inc. He retired as Director of Operations at NIH. After retirement, Ronald became a consultant for NIH. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was also a member of the VFW, Amvets Post 10, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, Redmen of Williamsport Tribe 84 and the Elks Lodge. Ronald was an avid golfer and enjoyed golfing at the Beaver Creek Country Club.??He is survived by his wife of 54 years Brenda Defelice; two sons, Ronald H. Defelice Jr. and wife, Chanon of Hagerstown, MD, and Brian Timothy Defelice and fiancee Pam Twigg all Hagerstown, MD; grandchildren, Bryan Defelice, Ronald Defelice III, Damian Defelice and Nick Defelice; nephew, Matthew Diaz and wife, Lara; sisters-in-law, Carleta Griffith, Pam Davis and husband, Robert, and Sandra Davis; and brother-in-law, Gene Haupt and wife, Janet.??He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dolores Lorraine Defelice and Mary Diaz; and sister-in-law, Donna Turner.??Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, ?1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD?, ?Friday, December 28, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm?.??Inurnment will be at the convenience of family.??Online condolences may be expressed at ?www.douglasfiery.com?
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26, 2018
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